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Origin & Meaning

The name Mario is of Italian , Portuguese and Spanish origin.

The meaning of Mario is "male, virile".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 270 in baby name popularity for boys with 1355 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Mario Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Mario has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Mario to other names.


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Related Names

Mario is a form of the name Marius.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Mario Cuomo, Mario Lanza, Mario Andretti, Mario Lemieux, Mario Puzo.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Mario in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Mario.

Just for fun, see the name Mario in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.